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    Edward Alden: US 'Overreacted' to September 11th Attack

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    Edward Alden: US 'Overreacted' to September 11th Attack
    World Affairs Council: Nor Cal - World Affairs Council of Northern California
    Since the attacks of September 11th, the United States has tried build new border defenses to keep out terrorists without stifling the flow of people and ideas from abroad that have built one of the world's most dynamic nations.But many of the new measures have instead cut America off from the world, punishing innocent people and discouraging the best and the brightest from coming here.In The Closing of the American Border, Edward Alden reports on the internal battles in the Bush administration over these new measures, and chronicles the tragic stories of many who have been hurt by what resulted - World Affairs Council of Northern California